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Christian Democratic Union of Germany: Political party in Germany
The Christian Democratic Union of Germany is a Christian-democratic and liberal-conservative political party in Germany. It is the major catch-all party of the centre-right in German politics.

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Party disputes thwart Merkel’s hopes of an orderly succession

party disputes thwart merkel’s hopes of an orderly succession
By Philip Oltermann / The Observer, BERLIN On the rocky road toward Germany’s post-Chancellor Angela Merkel future, one thing used to seem certain: The shoes of the first female, Protestant East..
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Merkel's Christian Democrats aim to fill half key party posts with women by 2025

merkel's christian democrats aim to fill half key party posts with women by 2025
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's dominant political party, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, plans steps to achieve equal representation of women within its regional and national governing..
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Merkel's party likely to delay leadership vote until December: CDU chief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) will likely delay the election of a new leader until December due to the coronavirus, current leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer..
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German CDU leadership contender Merz has coronavirus

Friedrich Merz, one of the most likely candidates to take over the leadership of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), said on Tuesday in a tweet that he had tested..
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Merkel's party postpones congress to choose new leader due to coronavirus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) have postponed a conference scheduled for April 25 in Berlin to choose a new party leader due to the coronavirus and said it would reschedule..
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Sixteen people running to become leader of Merkel's party: report

There are 16 people running to replace Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), the Funke newspaper group on Friday cited sources in the party..
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‘Sanders is 14 years & a heart attack older than me’ – top contender to ...

‘sanders is 14 years & a heart attack older than me’ – top contender to ...
One of the top contenders for the leadership of Germany’s CDU party decided to capitalize on the US presidential race and name-dropped Senator Bernie Sanders to prove that he’s not too old to be..
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New start or continuity? Merkel party leadership race kicks off

A long-time opponent of Angela Merkel promised to oversee a new start for her struggling Christian Democrats (CDU) on Tuesday as he lined up against two rivals in the race to take over Germany's main..
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Germany CDU leadership candidate Merz says critical of ECB policy

Germany's Friedrich Merz, a candidate for the leadership of Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), said on Tuesday he viewed European Central Bank policy as worthy of criticism.
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Merz expects to find 'understanding' with Merkel if elected CDU leader

Friedrich Merz, an erstwhile rival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said on Tuesday he expected to come to an understanding with her if he is successful in his run for the leadership of their..
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Erstwhile Merkel rival Merz joins CDU party leadership race

German conservative Friedrich Merz, an erstwhile rival of Chancellor Angela Merkel, confirmed on Tuesday that he will run for the leadership of her Christian Democrats (CDU) at a party congress on..
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Field narrows in bid to lead Chancellor Merkel's CDU party

field narrows in bid to lead chancellor merkel's cdu party
BERLIN (AP) — The field of candidates hoping to take over leadership of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party narrowed Tuesday, as one top contender announced that he was bowing out of the race to..
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Germany's Laschet joins Merkel party leadership race with rival's support

The premier of Germany's most populous state, Armin Laschet, joined the race to lead Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) on Tuesday and won the backing of Health Minister Jens Spahn..
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German minister: support for Laschet as CDU leader not directed against Merkel

German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Tuesday that his support for Armin Laschet in running for the leadership of Angela Merkel's party was not directed against the chancellor.
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Germany's Spahn backs Laschet for Merkel party leadership

German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Tuesday he would not run for the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) but would back Armin Laschet for the position..
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German minister Spahn out of race to lead Merkel's party - sources

German Health Minister Jens Spahn will not run for the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), two sources in the party said on Tuesday, leaving three contenders so far for..
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Merkel's crisis-hit CDU party to elect new leader in April

Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Monday they would hold a congress on April 25 to pick a new leader who they want to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel, scrambling to resolve a crisis..
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Merkel's crisis-hit CDU sets April 25 congress to pick new leader

Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Monday they would hold a congress on April 25 to pick a new leader who they want to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel, scrambling to resolve a crisis shaking..
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Leader of Merkel's CDU says party to elect new chairperson on April 25

The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Monday her party would hold a congress on April 25 to elect a new chairperson and said possible candidates would..
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Merkel's CDU to hold leadership congress in April or May - German broadcaster

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats will hold an extraordinary party congress either in April or May to elect a new leader, broadcaster n-tv reported on Monday, citing party sources.
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Hamburg election: Merkel party 'slumps as Greens surge'

The CDU is set to suffer its worst-ever poll result in the city-state, as the left consolidates power.
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Leader of Merkel's party says xenophobia is poisoning our society

The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Thursday that xenophobia was a growing problem in Germany after a suspected right-wing extremist shot nine people dead in two..
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Merkel: I won't interfere in search for next leader of my party

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that she would not interfere in the search for the next leader of her Christian Democrats (CDU) after the incumbent, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said..
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Carnival-going Germans mock Kramp-Karrenbauer over far-right fiasco

German carnival revelers are milking the opportunity to mock Christian Democrat (CDU) leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer over her failure to stop the party siding with the far right in a regional..
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Wild card Roettgen enters race to take over Merkel's party

Senior German conservative lawmaker Norbert Roettgen said on Tuesday he would join the race to take over as leader of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), a surprise candidacy that deepens the..
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Senior conservative Roettgen wants to take over Merkel's conservatives

Senior German conservative lawmaker Norbert Roettgen has put himself forward as a surprise candidate to take over as leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), further complicating..
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Senior German conservative Roettgen says he wants to be CDU leader

Senior German conservative lawmaker Norbert Roettgen has put himself forward as a surprise contender to take over as leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), he confirmed to..
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CDU's Merz would score best head-to-head against top German Green: poll

Friedrich Merz would fare best among those aspiring to lead Germany's governing Christian Democrats (CDU) into the next national election against the leader of their potential main rivals, the..
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Pull yourselves together for EU's sake, German Greens urge CDU

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), embroiled in a leadership crisis, must unite and keep their ruling coalition stable as Germany takes on the rotating European Union presidency this..
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Leader of Merkel's conservatives to propose a successor on February 24: report

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will suggest a successor for her role as leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) on Feb. 24, German magazine Focus said on its website.
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Conservative Merz plans to run for German CDU chair: media

Conservative Friedrich Merz plans to run for the leadership of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) after Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said this week she would give up the post, Focus Online and Bild..
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Germany's Kramp-Karrenbauer steps up CDU succession planning

Germany's Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will meet contenders to replace her as Christian Democrat (CDU) leader next week, she told Reuters, forging ahead with the succession process after senior party..
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Three men fighting to become Angela Merkel’s successor

three men fighting to become angela merkel’s successor
Three men are challenging to take over from Angela Merkel as German chancellor after the woman groomed to be her successor dropped out of the race. Defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, will..
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Merkel protegee Kramp-Karrenbauer confirms she won't run for chancellor

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), on Monday confirmed she would not run for chancellor in next year's federal election but added that she would..
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Factbox: Potential candidates to succeed Kramp-Karrenbauer as German conservative leader

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Chancellor Angela Merkel's protegee and leader of their conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), will not run for chancellor in Germany's federal election next year, a source..
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Merkel regrets her protegee's decision not to run for chancellor: source

Chancellor Angela Merkel regrets that her protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, has decided not to run for chancellor in Germany's federal election next year, a participant at a meeting of their..
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Designated Merkel successor Kramp-Karrenbauer won't run for chancellor role

The woman widely seen as German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chosen successor will not lead her crisis-racked CDU party into upcoming elections, a party source told AFP Monday.
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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Favourite to replace Merkel stands down

CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will not go forward to take over as chancellor, reports say.
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Merkel protegee will remain CDU chair until a chancellor candidate is found: source

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the leader of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) who on Monday said she would not run for chancellor next year, will remain chair of the party until another candidate..
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Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of Merkel's CDU, won't run for chancellor: source

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) and her protegee, will not run for chancellor in next year's federal election, a source in..
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Germany also wants a piece of Africa

germany also wants a piece of africa
There is a curious coincidence in the official visit to South Africa by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and our first week as chair of the African Union (AU) for the next 12 months. Both President..
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Merkel's Party Grapples With German far-Right Fiasco Fallout

merkel's party grapples with german far-right fiasco fallout
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party grappled Friday with the fallout from a state governor’s election with both its support and votes from a far-right party, vowing not to work “directly or..
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Bavarian leader Soeder quashes talk of German chancellery run

Bavarian leader Markus Soeder has dismissed speculation that he will run for chancellor, a month after giving a speech to Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) that re-ignited debate over who..
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Germany insists Afghan government must be involved in Taliban talks

germany insists afghan government must be involved in taliban talks
Germany's defense minister has called for Afghan politicians to play a role in peace talks with the Taliban. The militant Islamist group has refused to engage with Kabul, instead focusing on direct..
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Merkel's CDU says want to work with new leaders of Germany's SPD

Germany's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) want to work with the new leaders of the Social Democrats (SPD) in their federal coalition, the CDU's general secretary said on Saturday.
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Bavarian boss's stirring speech reignites Merkel succession debate

Less than 24 hours after Angela Merkel's protegee won a statement of support from her party, Bavarian conservative leader Markus Soeder gave a barnstorming speech to the Christian Democrats (CDU) that..
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Merkel successor Kramp-Karrenbauer threatens to quit and wins ovation

Under pressure leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer comes out fighting at the CDU congress in Germany.
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Back me or sack me, protege of Germany's Merkel tells her party

Chancellor Angela Merkel's would-be successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, urged delegates from her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to back her vision for Germany at their party congress on Friday or..
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Merkel's conservatives gather for stormy congress

merkel's conservatives gather for stormy congress
Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) open their two-day party conference on Friday amid mutinous grumblings over the leadership of party chairman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. ......
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